Pirates (1986)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/Tunisia, 1986.  Carthago Films S.a.r.l., Accent Films, Cominco.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, from a screenplay by John Brownjohn.  Cinematography by Witold Sobocinski.  Produced by Tarak Ben Ammar.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze, William Reynolds.  Academy Awards 1986. Roman Polanski…

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Mamma Roma (1962)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1962.  Arco Film.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Flavio Mogherini.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Anna Magnani‘s divine performance is the best thing about this stand-out film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of his most enjoyable and…

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